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Fonterra Milk for Schools changing drinking habits

Photo: Wymondley Road School staff and students and Olympian Eliza McCartney celebrating Fonterra Milk for Schools this morning. New research by the University of Auckland shows that 12 per cent more kiwi kids are meeting recommended daily dairy consumption guidelines since the introduction of the Fonterra Milk for Schools programme. The findings of the research were announced by the study investigator Associate Professor Clare Wall, at an event today attended by Deputy Labour ... more

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Food industry farewells Heart Tick and thanks Heart Foundation

The NZ Food and Grocery Council laments the retiring of the Heart Foundation’s Tick rating on packaged foods and praises the contribution the programme has made to healthy food messages over the decades. “I’m saddened by this move but I fully understand the Heart Foundation’s reasoning behind it,” says Chief Executive Katherine Rich. “The nutrition landscape is undergoing constant change, as evidenced by the introduction of the Health Star Rating ... more

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Heart Foundation retires Tick programme

Twenty-five years after it was launched to help consumers make healthier food choices, the Heart Foundation’s Tick will be gradually phased out next year. Tick Programme Manager Deb Sue said the Heart Foundation had decided to retire the Tick programme, due to changes occurring across the nutrition landscape in New Zealand. “While the Tick is moving off the shelves, the Heart Foundation will continue to own the trademark and be a trusted voice in the food space through our ... more

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FIZZ campaigners should change logo, says FGC

FIZZ campaigners need to seriously consider changing the new “No Sugary Drinks” logo launched at yesterday’s campaign rally, says Katherine Rich, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council. “That logo looks almost identical in shape and colour to iconic curved Coke bottle silhouette pictures that can be found on the internet. It’s not fair that they’re singling out one drink in their campaign. “FGC welcomes discussion about ... more

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FIZZ launches 'no sugary drinks' logo

New Zealand’s first “no sugary drinks logo” has been unveiled at an event in Wellington today. The logo comprises a circle with the words “sugary drink” around the silhouette of a bottle and the word “No”. It’s available for free for display in schools, businesses, workplaces, public spaces and event venues. It was unveiled at today’s FIZZ symposium – “Toward a sugary drink-free Aotearoa”. FIZZ is a group of ... more

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Beverage habits shift to water and low sugar options

Research shows Kiwis consuming more water, diet drinks - less sugar  The latest research out today on beverage trends in New Zealandi calls into question the need for a ‘sugar’ tax on soft drinks. Olly Munro, President of the New Zealand Beverage Council says the data clearly shows that the buying and consumption patterns of Kiwi consumers indicates that soft drinks – being targeted for a soda tax – are not the significant contributor to the obesity problem ... more

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Better Food literacy makes healthier eating easier

FGC releases series of food information videos The NZ Food and Grocery Council wants to help grow Kiwis’ food literacy through four short videos that aim to make healthier eating easier. The videos, written and presented by trained dietitian and Registered Nutritionist Nikki Hart, tackle subjects people are often confused about: what to eat for breakfast, fad diets, processed foods, and how to use the new Health Star Rating system. In the videos, Nikki Hart, ... more

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Australian survey: almost half of snack food products labelled as 'natural' considered unhealthy

More than 60 per cent of Australians are more likely to buy food or drinks described as "natural", despite the fact almost half of supermarket snack food products labelled as "natural" are considered to be unhealthy. In an analysis of 331 supermarket foods marked with the words "nature" or "natural", public health group LiveLighter​ found 47 per cent did not fall into one of the five core food groups, as recommended by the Australian Guide to ... more

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Boysenberry may be of benefit to asthma suffers

Globally it is estimated that 150 million people are affected by asthma, with children making up around 10 percent of sufferers. In New Zealand, one of every nine adults and every seven children are prescribed asthma medication. New research suggests that regular Boysenberry consumption may improve lung function by reducing symptoms associated with inflammation of the airways, which can cause conditions such as asthma. Previous studies have found that lung function can be improved ... more

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Vegetables for a hearty winter soup

Winter is the perfect time for homemade soup with seasonal vegetables offering plenty of delicious options, says 5+ A Day. Soup is an easy way to get more vegetables into your day while making the most of what’s available now. And it’s a comforting way to warm up on a cold winter’s day. Here are five vegetables available in winter filled with good-for-you nutrients, which you can easily include in soups to help beat the chill. Kumara Health ... more

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